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Author: Meredith Masony + Tiffany Jenkins

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Being a parent is the toughest job on the planet. Nuff said. Join us each week for an hour where we will discuss all things marriage, motherhood, and everything in between. We will take live calls from real Moms across the globe and give our advice-ish answers to all of your burning parenting questions. Remember, you are not alone. We are here for you!
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Meredith and Tiffany have special guests Lucy and Tommy Riles form Life of Mom and Life of Dad talking about their new book, Mom vs Dad the not so serious stuff we fight about. We look at the issues in all our homes and get the perspectives from both sides.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith describes 2020 as an 8 month long mom fail and then her and Tiffany talk about 50 different topics. Tiffany opens up about her baby fever and how it's hitting hard at the moment.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A follow up to the Sophia hamster debacle from last week. Tiffany shares her kite flying experience and Dave shares something he never has before.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Absolutely no direction this week. Meredith shares the great hamster debacle of 2020 going on in her house. There are several unrelated conversations and then they land on "Juggling Balls" for Tiffany's new brand.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith and Tiffany are joined by That Chick Angel for a hilarious episode on parenting and life. Meredith has a major fangirl moment and Angel drops some knowledge for all moms on how to navigate motherhood.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith and Tiffany are moved by the show opener and reach out to connect with her. Tiffany was blown away by Christopher Columbus and Meredith dropped in with some Early American History. Tiffany meets some neighbors, and Meredith is anxious about Matias' first high school party so works to prepare herself.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Special guests Amy Wilson and Margaret Ables join Meredith and Tiffany for one amazing episode. The Mother in me sees and honors the mother in you... Amy and Margaret blow our minds as we get deep, mostly sideways though, into the different phases of motherhood and being who we are.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith Talks about an incident in school with Matias and another student and how it resulted in changes around our house. Tiffany opens up about a comment that sent her into a spiral and they discuss, how people grow and that growth needs to be about the individual Tiffany opens up about the origins of the podcast and how Meredith waiving her privates in her face has blossomed into the number one globally syndicated podcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith and Tiffany called some supporters and took some calls to get advice on the upcoming Halloween festivities. Things quickly turned and a new holiday was born. Join us to hear about Easterween and the exciting festivities involved.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith and Tiffany diagnose the cat and wonder why the husband are quick to dismiss medical concerns. Meredith revisits her days as a civics teacher and talks with Tiffany about our upcoming civic duties. Finally, Tiffany addresses the nasty email she received and they open up about how words hurt and how they deal.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith and Tiffany hangout with Heather Dubrow of Heather Dubrow's World Podcast and Real housewives of OC star and chat all things parenting. They talk eyebrows, pandemic parenting/schooling and handling our children's differences the way they need it handled.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith and Tiffany tackle the side hustle dilemma posed by Tiffany's sister Paris, play a game of have you ever, which is a great way of getting o know someone. Finally they review a list of "How to Be a better Wife" and well, you can image how that went.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith and Tiffany receive feedback from the previous week's episode of To Ask or Tell Your Significant Other. One couple's video message claims to have solvedlocked the truth and solved the problem. Listen along with us and let us know what you think.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the is episode Meredith and Tiffany divert form their initial topics when Tiffany asked her husband for a favor minutes before the podcast. She asked, but didn't tell so the question is, How do you ask/tell your significant other?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith and Tiffany take call show listeners and have some fun with them. This is something they have done before and have decided to do once a month moving forward. To get on the potential call list, be sure to call in and leave a show open at 315-834-2696.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith and Tiffany discuss the Hasbro Troll dolls that almost broke the internet last week then turned their attention toward Covid vaccines, but realized they don't want to have these heavy topics anymore. Join and see what they decided for the show moving forward.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meredith and Tiffany have a special friendship. The time spent before and after their podcast allows them to connect. With the move, that has been harder, so in this episode they continued their unscripted run and just caught up with each other. Come hangout while you do the things.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The almanac episode. In this episode Meredith and Tiffany just wanted to chat with each other like they used to before we would record our episodes. This is why we are always late, because they love sharing with and supporting each other. Meredith and Tiffany both have trouble connecting with others, which makes their relationship very important. Find your Meredith or Tiffany. If you can't, you can alway find them here waiting for you.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
That Time We Called Everyone

That Time We Called Everyone

2020-07-2701:38:141

Meredith and Tiffany love talking and connecting with you. On this episode they call listeners that have called into the show to record openers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What a session with Jax Anderson, the Psyko Therapist. Jax blows our minds with her insight into parenting, our and our kids' mental load. Come in with us because parenting ain't easy, Parenting if Hard AF!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Krystal Killien

tiffany I'm due in a week girl I got you feel free I have a 3 year old too on my hands lol

Nov 24th
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Elizabeth Bee

"hey....oh hi, is this God?" 👌😂

Nov 9th
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Cassandra Stairs

love you guys and I dont think tiffany made this all about politics it was good insight ❤

Sep 30th
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Ruth Ann

I love you guys You make me smile everyday

Sep 2nd
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Cheryl Reese Pruden

omg I'm laughing my ass off...

Aug 8th
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Natalie Eldredge

I CANT EVEN!!! Wow! My perspective has completely changed. Thank you!! Meredith... bless your ❤ Tiffany every question you asked, was on point!

Jul 28th
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Elisabeth Mount

titanic switch dot com is a website all about why the switch DIDNT happen.

Jul 14th
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shawna van order

Tiffany, this is for you...ready...? when i was pregnant with my daughter, it was the beginning of a new life free of addiction for us. I lived with my parents raising our daughter and he lived in a sober living 45 min away where he worked so hard daily to change for all of us so we could finally get a place together and be a family. 4 years later we finally got a place together where we could finally be a family and live this new life as sober parents. my dreams were litterally coming true! I got pregnant with my son within a few months of moving in and at the same time he relapsed after 4 years being clean from heroin. Everything went downhill extremly fast. He totalled his car with our daughter in it and she was centimeters away from death with the skull fracture she had. His promotion at work, paying off his debt, going to school, EVERYTHING he worked so hard to accomplish in 4 years was destroyed in a matter of 2 months. it ended with me being forced into getting a restraining order to protect me and my kids. It was something that was very hard for me to do to my best friend of the last 10 years. I still loved him and still do but was left no choice. I became an unwilling single mom with 2 kids who had to watch her best friend who had made her dreams come true now destroy the life he worked so hard to build. I was angry and scared and sad and confused and lonely and lost and i missed my friend every day while I continued to raise our kids alone. He was my motivation and the leader of our family. I looked to him for almost 11 years everyday for the plan for the day. He made me eager to learn new things and taught me the importance of working as a team. We split everything including the house cleaning. Here i am almost 4 years into this single parenting thing and im still trying to catch up with laundry and everything else. I never fully recovered from the 3 days of destruction he caused while searching our home for "his lost keys". in 2016( it was so bad the kids and i had to stay with my parents because it was unlivable) I spend every day trying to "clean my house while also trying to avoid ending the day with more guilt from not spending time with my kids and enjoying my time as their mom.Being a mom is the only thing i Ever knew i wanted to be when i got older! I worry daily about him dying because in our addiction together he overdosed 2x and had I not been there he never would have made it past the first time and now those images of him turning blue and having to blow life back into him repeat in my head daily as i think of how im not there with him this time to save him if it happens again. I have thought about how I would tell my kids that their daddy is dead. Almost 4 years later and i am still sad and angry and lost and miss my best friend and the last fucking thing i still want to do is the stupid laundry! My son just woke me up this morning with " mommy I need some underwear" aaahhhhhhhhh Just put on the shorts! Recently my daughter who is 9 has been trying to get me going with a schedule and a routine. I never had these things growing up so its not happening over night but i remember being her age and craving that structure and routine. I grew up with everyone being so preoccupied that i started smoking ciggs at 8 yrs old. Thats how much "structure and routine" I had. With that said , i am working to make these changes for my daughter and get onboard with this new way of life that involves getting up at the same time every day and working on the same scheduled routine everyday. Tiffany.... the laundry situation SUCKS ASS! I tell my kids that if i had enough money ever that i would litterally burn ALL of our clothes and start over. ESPECIALLY THE SOCKS!! I HATE SOCKS!! there is this one lady I have invested in though ... she says..."you are not behind! I don't want you to try to catch up,i just want you to jump in where we are! The fly lady ... she is great . She is free. She starts you with baby steps on building habits. Each month is a new habit and your home is devided into different zones . The first habbit she gets you to do is to get ready to lace up shoes. sounds funny but its amazing what happens to your brain if you just get up and get dressed all the way to putting your shoes on even if your not going anywhere. These are things she started doing for herself after a period of depression and life changes that brought her down. She even has fly kids challenges. My daughter loves her. we just bought the beginners package with all her cleaning supplies which is not necessary however I thought it would help light the fire under my ass. Hahaha. We shall see how that works out. Seriously though even though I've had a hard time being consistent and I've had to have conversations with my 9year old about not giving up on mommy and that mommy will jump on board and to keep up her daily pep talks about following the schedule, this woman and her strategy to build new habbits to get your life out of chaos(can't. have.anyone.over.syndrome) stays in my head and i can feel some kind of work happening in my brain even on days I drop the ball. sorry for throwing up all over the screen. As I sit here locked in my bathroom away from my kids writing this I am beginning to feel like a failure already this morning so i think i should go out and participate in the daily schedule with my daughter. I hope at least one thing out of this essay could be useful to you tiffany. if not... fuck it... stay in bed. Eventually you wont have anymore positions to lay in that dont bring on pain from laying there so long and Your daughter is old enough to help with laundry. I know mine is and trust me when I say she WILL be eager to learn when she realizes that you really are just climbing over the pile of dirty clothes and her drawers are empty! oh one more thing... the spin mop bucket works wonders when you have to wash something by hand and dry it quickly. put that shit in the bucket and start pumping on that pedal and feel the spray of the water being released from that pair of shorts! life...it is what it is

Jul 7th
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Elizabeth Bywaters

ready to take it 😂😂😂

Jul 1st
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Lori Buttram

YES YES on the Dad jokes. I always share them with my husband and he always tells me how horrible they are and yet we still laugh!

Jun 29th
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Amy Wernow

Thank you for sharing your truth Tiffany. So often we suffer in silence when it comes to depression. What you said about finding at least one thing to be grateful for each day is something I also do. Often it's being thankful that I got out of bed or taking a shower.

Jun 27th
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Bethany Townsend

Thank you for this podcast...it was much needed. This actually made me tear up and makes me not feel so alone with this. you guys are awesome.

Jun 26th
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Jackie A

Thank you so much for this Tiffany I really really needed it Just to know I'm not alone . Meredith Your last video helped me so much I love you Guys so so much and you inspire me both of you and I just wanna Thank you again from the bottom of my heart..

Jun 25th
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Amanda Paige

Thank you for this podcast.....Tiffany....here is your confirmation that opening up about your struggles was just what we needed to hear as I, among so many, are going through a wave of depression too. Thanks ladies!!!

Jun 22nd
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Lori Buttram

OMG! I have literally laughed until i cried in my cubical all alone! Thanks ladies. You guys are my favorite Podcast!

Jun 15th
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Shary Bradshaw

lmao!!! this was my favorite episode ever!! #fruitsalad

Jun 8th
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Amy Wernow

There are some summer camps open in NY this summer. Following strict CDC guidelines.

Jun 8th
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Elisabeth Mount

oh em geee my two favorite podcasts in one? score! now if only we could get a Joe Rogan cameo haha!

May 20th
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Brittani McNiel

thank you, both of you. it has truly helped me as a parent. I'm a mom of of a 16 yrs old and 9 year old. I'm so happy I'm not the only one who questions how she's doing

Apr 23rd
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Heather Crawford

This particular episode just won’t play for me. :( I’ve tried for a few days. I’m on Castbox, so I will try later from a different source.

Apr 16th
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